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Bonus Sandwich - packaging your sales

Bonus Sandwich - packaging your sales

I’ve been listening a lot to Smart Passive Income lately. It’s a great podcast, full of great sales, marketing and product tips to help you step your game up. Recently Pat interviewed Derek Halpern of Social Triggers and Derek pr...

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Setting up a drip email campaign with MailChimp

Setting up a drip email campaign with MailChimp

This weekend I spent some time working on Post Kudos, the online and mobile app that makes it easy to collect video testimonials.  One of the features I wanted to add was the ability to set up an automatic drip email campaign...

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Expert advice is not free

Expert advice is not free

Some prospective clients have their requirements finally detailed; maybe it is even an official RFP.  However, you will often get the client that has thought about their idea a lot but has never documented it in a way they ca...

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Trust your gut and turn that project away

Trust your gut and turn that project away

One of my primary job responsibilities at Web Ascender is to identify companies that are a good fit for our services.  The success of my business is not only defined by the success of the projects we accept, but also the proj...

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Winding down a product company

Winding down a product company

This month we started to wind down DNNspot.com one of Web Ascender’s product ventures.  It was a difficult task to decide the future of that mini-company because it was profitable, but that isn’t the only thing that matters.&...

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Better services, not more services

As a business owner I am always paying attention to how other companies operate and market their businesses. Recently I have noticed that some companies tend to just offer more services to try to get more business. Why don’t compa...

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Effective Guerilla Marketing

Effective Guerilla Marketing

I received the most interesting lead on a website yesterday.  Being an entrepreneur, a salesman , a marketer, a developer and all the other roles I play at Web Ascender I have to always be consintrating on  continuing my...

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Starting a software product company

Over the last 8 years I have only worked in the software and web consulting realm.  But in the last 6 months some co-works and friends of mine started a product division within WA.  Kevin, Kyle, Michael, Matt and I have ...

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Software is easy. Marketing is hard.

Software is easy. Marketing is hard.

It may not be the case for some but for me the idea of a great software product has come pretty easy.  There are many times a day that a developer, or a manager due tasks that appear to be mundane, and would love for improvem...

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Increasing Your Business By Speaking

Increasing Your Business By Speaking

2009 will most likely be as slow for many businesses as 2008. But you don’t have to participate, a good tip for 2009 is to work on a presentation that you can start giving to local associations and businesses. All you need to g...

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My First Week With A Macbook

Picked up a Macbook on Craigslist to start to get in touch with this hipster coffee shop, "I use a Mac I'm so cool lifestyle." Well, and to rock out some Ruby on Rails development and have a good excuse to do so. I have outlined...

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Roles a web company musts play

What skills do you need to create an all-star website? It’s something I think about often, and I have had a ton of people come to us recently who have been burned.  Burned because they had their friend who ‘did websites’ or a...

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How can Business Networking improve your business?

Many entrepreneurs and salesmen know that networking with other people is an important factor in creating a successful business. However, I fear that many people overlook this simple and effective way for growing your business, in...

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5 ways to improve your business with the web

There are 5 easy things you can do to make sure your business embraces the Internet as a sales and marketing tool in 2007: Purchase your own .com Domain Name for your company Use your .com Domain Name for all email com...

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My Ventures

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  • Web Ascender

    Web Ascender

    Web/Mobile design & development.
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  • Post Kudos

    Post Kudos

    Mobile App for client testimonials and customer reviews.
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  • File Ascender

    File Ascender

    Easily upload and share files from anywhere.
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  • DNN Spot

    DNN Spot

    High quality, easy to use, accessible and search engine friendly modules.
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My Books

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Executive Guide to Web Design

This book is designed for business executives who want to learn about critical factors that affect your businesses website and online marketing. After reading this guide you will be comfortable working with your web design firm, marketing department and steering the direction of your company's online success.
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What Internet Startups Need to Know

Are you interested in making the next big thing? Do you have a great idea, know your industry, and have a good way to get your product into the hands of others? This short e-book will go through the primary things to consider when evaluating and executing on your web or mobile application startup.
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I Speak!

I do presentations to small local groups as well as Fortune 500 companies.  I have been requested to speak about:

  • Entrepreneurship experience
  • Running a small business
  • Using Social Media to improve your business
  • Personal branding
  • Internet Marketing
  • Web design and internet trends
  • Numerous programming topics

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